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The Natural Gas Delivery System

Gas service meters

Gas service meters measure the amount of natural gas used in a structure. You will find these meters located both indoors and outdoors. Meters may be freestanding, single units or may be joined together in a group serving multiple premises, such as for apartment complexes.

On high-pressure services, most meter assemblies have a regulator between the service or meter valve and the meter; the regulator reduces the pressure of the gas from high to low so it can be used by appliances and equipment.